How do we know our charge from God?

When I was a child in Sunday School, we studied the book of Matthew. It soon became my favorite gospel. I loved how it started and how it ended and all Christ said in between. I liked how it portrayed Him. I loved how He taught us things through parables.

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered just how important those Sunday School classes were to my charge.

They were laying the foundation for this very time when I would share my faith.

In the book of Matthew, at the very end, the disciples receive from Christ their charge:

Matthew 28:18-20The Message (MSG)

18-20 Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”

As Christians, we too have this very same charge. We are all called to instruct everyone we meet in the practice of faith.

We get these instructions from all He taught us in His Word.

He is our example and we are the example to unbelievers. Can they see Christ in us, the hope of glory? Do they see His compassion? Do we give them grace? Do we understand their condition and need for Christ?